More than 9,000 jobs to be offered in Kalayaan 2009 Jobs Fair in Negros Oriiental
By Rachelle M. Nessia
Dumaguete City (June 11) -- More than 9,000 job openings will be offered to Negrense applicants during the Jobs Fair held to mark the 111th Independence Day celebration in Negros Oriental.
According to Atty. Jose Ogang, provincial head of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here, a total of 18 overseas recruitment agencies have confirmed their participation during the June 12 jobs fair.
The agencies are set to hire workers for more than 300 various positions and skills in 18 job sites across the globe, including Canada, Australia, UAE, Kuwait, Hongkong, Taiwan, Maldives, and Malaysia.
Local employers such as the Negros Oriental Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc (NOCCCI), Help 4 U for Robinson's Department Store, Teletech and SPI will likewise join the jobs fair, said Ogang during the Kapihan forum held June 10 by the Philippine Information Agency here.
Ogang encouraged local fresh graduates and displaced workers to take advantage of the one-day massive jobs fair and advised applicants to bring several copies of the required documents such as bio-data, pictures, diploma, transcript of records, employment certification (if previously employed) and clearances from the National Bureau of Investigation, police and the barangay.
"Make as many copies of the required documents as possible. The jobs fair is like a marketplace with many agencies seeking workers and applicants may have to submit documents to various potential employers that day," said the labor official.
He likewise urged applicants to dress accordingly when they show up at the jobs fair. "Wear the appropriate business attire and not casual clothes. Men should not wear earrings," stressed Ogang. (PIA/rmn) [top]